The Nature Lover's Book Club

The Bucks County Audubon Society at the Honey Hollow Educational Environmental Center welcomes you to join us at the Doylestown Bookshop for a fun and engaging discussion about all things nature. We will be meeting the 4th Thursday evening of the month, starting at 6:15 p.m. We welcome your insights and input for future readings. Bring a friend and make a new one and we look forward to seeing you at the next meeting. Visit our blog for more info:
Next Meeting: Thursday, June 22nd at 6:15 pm
Pine Barrens
Most people think of New Jersey as a suburban-industrial corridor that runs between New York and Philadelphia. Yet in the low center of the state is a near wilderness, larger than most national parks, which has been known since the seventeenth century as the Pine Barrens.
The term refers to the predominant trees in the vast forests that cover the area and to the quality of the soils below, which are too sandy and acid to be good for farming. On all sides, however, developments of one kind or another have gradually moved in, so that now the central and integral forest is reduced to about a thousand square miles. Although New Jersey has the heaviest population density of any state, huge segments of the Pine Barrens remain uninhabited. The few people who dwell in the region, the "Pineys," are little known and often misunderstood. Here McPhee uses his uncanny skills as a journalist to explore the history of the region and describe the people and their distinctive folklore who call it home.
Event date: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 6:15pm
Event address: 
The Doylestown Bookshop
16 S Main St.
Doylestown, PA 18901
One Wild Bird at a Time: Portraits of Individual Lives Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544387638
Availability: Usually Arrives to Store in 1-5 Days
Published: Houghton Mifflin - April 12th, 2016

January 2017 Selection

The Bees Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062331175
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco Press - May 12th, 2015

February 2017 Selection

The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143122944
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - March 26th, 2013

March 2017 Selection

The Invention of Nature Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345806291
Availability: Usually Arrives to Store in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - October 4th, 2016

April 2017 Selection

H Is for Hawk Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802124739
Availability: Usually Arrives to Store in 1-5 Days
Published: Grove Press - March 8th, 2016

May 2017 Selection

The Pine Barrens Cover Image
By John McPhee, James Graves (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780374514426
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 1st, 1978

June 2017 Selection